Posted: May 22nd, 2023
In 1813, Emma returned to her teaching career in order to relieve her husband Dr. Willard’s
financial pressure. She gradually became aware of the inequality between men and women in
education and the lack of higher education opportunities for girls and women, thus she began to
devote to the development of education for girls and women. At first, she opened a boarding
school for girls. A radical departure from traditional female education that teaches domestic
skills. Instead, Willard’s curriculum included math, science, history and geography, arguing that
women could learn and excel in these subjects.
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